From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal comes a very special 20th Anniversary hardback edition of her beloved first novel, Amethyst-the book that introduced the "outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional" Chase family so many readers have come to adore.
Includes newly expanded 20th Anniversary Author's Note
Descended from generations of jewelers, the only thing Amethyst Goldsmith loves more than her craft is her family. And the only thing she hates is that her wedding is mere days away. Amy is promised to her father's small-minded apprentice, the last man on earth she could ever love, honor, or especially obey. But the date is set, the dress is ordered, and there's no way out-until the devastating Great Fire of 1666 sweeps through London, shattering her world and altering her fate...
Colin Chase, the Earl of Greystone, doesn't believe in fate. He believes in hard work and securing his family's future, which means marrying the wealthy, high-born Lady Priscilla Snobs-er, Hobbs. When he rescues a lowly shopkeeper's daughter from the inferno, he's only taking pity on a broken young woman. But as the pieces begin to mend, Amy emerges. Beautiful, passionate, playful Amy, who maddeningly worms her way into his family's hearts. And Colin fears that if he lets his guard down for even a moment, he might find his own heart invaded as well...
Secluded in empty, crumbling Greystone Castle, an earl and a common girl can't help surrendering to desire. But when the dream is over and reality catches up with them, can they find a way to make their two worlds one?
PLEASE NOTE: This book has subsequently been titled "When an Earl Meets a Girl."
- Top 10 Bestseller on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo
- Nominated by Romantic Times for Best First Historical Romance
"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal "
-Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author
"A wonderful read With a deft pen, Lauren Royal captures all the pageantry, excitement, and color that was Restoration England."
"This passionate story will keep you up long after bedtime, laughing one minute and crying the next. Amethyst will be an instant favorite of every historical reader."
"Exciting characters, snappy dialogue, and a wonderful love story. Amethyst will capture your heart."
-Under the Covers
More Books in the Chase Family Series
How to Undress a Marquess
If You Dared to Love a Laird
A Duke's Guide to Seducing His Bride
Never Doubt a Viscount
The Scandal of Lord Randal
A Gentleman's Plot to Tie the Knot
A Secret Christmas
A Chase Family Christmas
Chase Family Series: The Regency
Tempt Me at Midnight
The Art of Temptation
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her "truly enchanting" novels have earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her "an impressive talent."
Lauren lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat. When she's not busy writing, she enjoys singing along (off-key) to Hamilton, dancing (badly), and (wasting time) watching HGTV.